Practice Management Feature Archive
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.
Several notable medical societies have issued ethical statements discouraging physicians from treating family members and friends.
While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.
Malpractice liability reform would best be analyzed on a specialty-by-specialty basis.
Conflict-of-interest statements should be included in medical journals in order to enhance transparency.
This clinician discusses the application of conscious vs unconscious thinking in a medical practice.
The scourge of defensive medicine — the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation — is discussed in this opinion piece.
Physicians must remember that they will be a business owner in addition to being a health care provider.
Many in the medical field are wondering whether now may be the right time for medical malpractice reform.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are increasingly taking responsibility for health care management, record-keeping, and payment.
A hostile medical litigation climate is one of the major problems with the existing malpractice insurance system, driving significant losses of access to quality health care.
The main objection to nonreporting of negative results is that it contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.
The transition process can be challenging for patients and families, requiring a great deal of preplanning by providers.
The large number of recalls of medical devices has pointed to a need for more active monitoring of product performance from the standpoints of both safety and efficacy.
Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her choice to opt out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
Keeping abreast of changing payment models and regulations is key to maximizing your practice's finances.
HIPAA doesn't require providers to encrypt devices or electronic information, but one could say it is strongly encouraged.
The registry is a centralized data collection system that analyzes data on quality of care and patient outcomes.
Hundreds of neurologists advocate for Congress to support the Telestroke FAST Act and the BRAIN Initiative.
Our sister site MPR has partnered with ICD-10 Charts to offer a free interactive ICD-9 conversion tool and reference charts that cover the most commonly used codes by therapeutic area.
Steven Croft, MD, lays down his reasons why ICD-10 will do more bad than good for physician and patient communities.
Tech may be at the top of every doctor's wish list, but there's even something here for traditionalists.
Emphasizing the importance of exercise, good nutrition and meditation as treatment adjuncts can benefit patient outcomes.
The revision to the diagnostic manual does away with the complex multiaxial organization in favor of a simpler chapter order of disorders.
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